New Jersey Manufacturers Impacted By Sandy Are Getting Assistance

Morris Plains, N.J., November 10, 2012 —The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) has been working with many Garden State Manufacturers to create a list of capabilities and services that are available to assist those manufacturers that have been impacted by Sandy.

Currently NJMEP has a growing and workable list of resources.

Companies throughout the state have responded to a request to assist fellow manufacturers. John W. Kennedy, NJMEP COO explained, “NJMEP’s objective is to create a Lessons-Learned Database – where NJMEP can connect “those in need” with “those that have” while also creating a more in-depth and useful Disaster Contingency Plan for NJ Manufacturers”

If you are manufacturer that needs assistance to get up and running or have excess production capacity, storage, transportation or other assets that can help a fellow manufacturer, please contact NJMEP at 973-998-9801 during normal business hours. After hours and weekends call John Kennedy on 201-506-0642

NJMEP Staff are facilitating this effort, and working on ways to vet the information.

Working round the clock, NJMEP reached out to 6,900 firms via – eBlasts, Phone Conversations and Site Visits. 420 manufacturers reported Power, Communications, and Water issues—the most difficult being Electrical Services.  NJMEP is working with them to resolve issues that prevent them from operating.

NJMEP’s outreach identified firms offering to provide capacity for:

  • Machining – including CNC
  • Welding
  • Metal Forming
  • Injection Molding
  • Printing

Other manufacturers have been hooked up with firms that provide:

  • Generators
  • Roofers, Electricians, and Plumbers
  • Motor & Machine Repair
  • Facility Capacity & Storage

For manufacturers in need of capabilities to fill customer orders contact or help locating equipment or contractors contact John Kennedy.


NJMEP is a member of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a network of centers throughout the U.S.  The centers are part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The MEPs were created to help small and mid-sized companies improve their competitive position in the market by focusing on five critical profitable growth areas: continuous improvement, technology acceleration, supplier development, sustainability and workforce development. To learn more about NJMEP visit

Lynore DeSantis

John W. Kennedy, Ph.D.

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